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Welcome to our Summer 2020 edition of Our Trust. These last two terms we will always remember deeply. We took ourselves out of our comfort zones to follow our values – Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve as we ran head first into the journey of our digital transformation. Please click here to read the full article Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE Chief Executive Officer

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The Portsmouth Academy have been awarded the ‘Good Diabetes Care in School’ award by Diabetes UK. The award from the charity, Diabetes UK, commends the excellent work being done by the Academy alongside parents and healthcare professionals to ensure young people with diabetes receive an equal school experience to their peers. By receiving this award, the Academy has demonstrated that good diabetes care in schools is achievable and stands as an example for all schools. Supporting children and young people to manage their…

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Trust children stand proud as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Isolation during these times has limited so many of coming together to recognise and celebrate VE Day 2020.  Therefore, it is wonderful to hear that children attending TSAT schools have taken part in their own social distancing celebrations. The children have emerged themselves with support from staff and the trust’s catering company, Chartwells, to provide children with a mouth-watering buffet, very much in keeping with the street parties that many would…

We are committed to keeping our staff safe and supporting them whilst at work; whether in school or at home, so we have been working with the Trade Unions to ensure you are fully represented at this time. Please take a look at our joint letter signed by all parties involved who have committed to action points ensure your safety and wellbeing. TSAT Joint Union statement 20/04/2020

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Meon Junior School has been awarded the top prize at the Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards 2019. The School was recognised as the overall winner at the Awards, in recognition of all the brilliant initiatives put in place by the School’s Eco Council. The Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards recognises ‘Tidy Schools’ in several categories, as well as an overall winner of the ‘Recycling Superstar Competition.’ Portsmouth City Council has run the competition for the last 28 years. To win,…

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Welcome to our Easter 2020 edition of Our Trust. What a historic term it has been, none of us could have imagined that as we returned to school in January we would be facing a global pandemic and countrywide shutdown before the end of the Easter term. Please click here to read the full article Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE Chief Executive Officer

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Kirsty Gaythwaite in the running to win Pearson National Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year. At a time when schools are doing more than ever to support their communities, teachers across the country have discovered they have been shortlisted for Education’s Oscars. Selected from thousands of nominations, Kirsty is one of 87 extraordinary teachers, lecturers and school staff who have been entered for the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards. Kirsty Gaythwaite was nominated for a Silver Award in the Outstanding New…

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Thinking Schools Academy Trust is working alongside catering company Chartwells to provide packed lunches to more than 1,800 students in Medway, Portsmouth and Kent. The Government’s announcement to close schools across the country last Friday to all except a handful of children as part of the fight to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) means many students who qualify to have free meals at school are instead now having lunch at home. Thinking Schools Academy Trust, a family of 17 high-performing schools with…

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Students and staff at the Portsmouth Academy are celebrating the Academy’s accreditation as an “Advanced Thinking School” by the University of Exeter. The Academy, which is part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, is one of only seven schools in the country to receive the prestigious Level 2 “Advanced Thinking School” accreditation. The report by the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education, issued as part of the accreditation process, noted that attainment has “steadily increased” at TPA, since its initial accreditation…